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CDM coordinator

The appointment of a competent CDM Coordinator (CDMC) is a statutory requirement on the Client, as required under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007. Our team of qualified construction professionals have years of practical experience across a range of industry sectors. We provide a full health and safety consulting service, capable of delivering major projects as well as implementing systems to support your project team. As your competent CDMC we will support you, the Client, through the whole process from project conception to final handover.

We can assist with the management of all aspects of the CDM Regulations, including contractor competency assessments, the role of the CDM Coordinator, building manuals, design CDM workshops and the development of the Principal Contractor's construction health and safety plans.

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The role of CDM Coordinator

As the CDM Coordinator, our role under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 would be to:

  • Notify the Health and Safety Executive of the Project (F10).
  • Give advice and assistance to the Client on their role and the measures they must take to comply with the Regulations. This will normally be delivered through meeting with the Client – describing their role and their importance to the success of the project.
  • Undertake competence assessments of the Project Design and Principal Contractor team members, where requested by the Client. Workplace Law has developed a quantifiable questionnaire that can be adjusted to suit the specific needs of the Client and the project.
  • Identify health and safety pre-construction information and coordinate information gathering and distribution to the project and design team members. Workplace Law uses an ‘Information Inventory’ to identify the specific information required, who it is required by, when it will be required, how it will be obtained, who is responsible, and, finally, a record of when it was communicated.
  • Facilitate the Health and Safety Designer Risk Management process. Workplace Law uses a hazard inventory register to coordinate the health and safety risk management process, identifying the hazard, who could be affected, the risk, and, most importantly, the mitigation arrangements and communication of the residual risk.
  • Review the successful Principal Contractor’s Construction Health and Safety Plan, particularly in relation to welfare facilities and their consideration of the design health and safety residual risks, and advise the Client on its adequacy.
  • Prepare, where none exists, or otherwise review and update, the health and safety file with information relating to the project that is likely to be needed during any subsequent construction / demolition work.

Why choose Workplace Law?

All of our consultants meet the competency requirements for CDM coordinators, laid out within the CDM Approved Code of Practice:

  • We have over ten years’ experience of delivering construction-related health and safety services, including the CDMC since its conception in 2007.
  • We are accredited with the Association for Project Safety (APS) as a competent organisation for the delivery of the CDMC role.
  • We have experience of working with a broad range of clients and sectors on complex multi-million pound projects.
  • Workplace Law has a delivery process that establishes an auditable trail to demonstrate that duty-holders have fulfilled their obligations. Workplace Law can provide this reassurance through the use of records, meeting minutes, progress reports and information inventories.
  • Our consultants possess in-depth knowledge of the CDM Regulations, having been involved with advising and writing technical information for the BIFM.
  • We have multi-disciplined construction professionals, which means that we can advise and assist in more than one area of health and safety.

Very competitive rates

Because we use the fee structure set out by the Association for Project Safety, you can be sure of a consistent approach and pricing utilising our professional CDM coordinators.

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  • We can assist with the management of all aspects of the CDM Regulations, providing support throughout the whole process, making sure you comply with health and safety legislation.
  • Efficient operation and maintenance on completion of the project will allow you to make financial savings.
  • Our qualified professionals have years of experience and all meet the competency requirements for a CDMC, meaning you can be assured that your project is in safe hands, allowing you to continue running your business without distraction.

Case studies

Kuehne + Nagel: Managing environmental risk

Workplace Law is delivering the training of Kuehne + Nagel environmental champions staff through a year-long programme –delivering the four-day IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management in a combination of elearning, in-house courses and as part of public courses at the Workplace Law Executive Centre.


BNP Paribas Sustainability Estates Training Package

In 2012 Workplace Law was asked to develop and deliver a property management-focused sustainability training course for BNP Paribas Real Estate UK. This is a branch of BNP Paribas bank, which provides a number of property services including development, management and investment of property portfolios across the UK.


Assisting Shelter: Implementing ISO 14001

Workplace Law was appointed in the final quarter of 2012 to assist Shelter with the implementation of an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS). Shelter wished to reduce its environmental impact, secure funding and make operational cost savings.


Helping Chaps Ltd get CHAS accredited

"In 2009 Chaps Ltd recognised that it needed to improve its health and safety systems. We changed our Health and Safety consultants to Workplace Law in order to give us a fresh approach towards our management of health and safety and to gain specialist construction advice.

"By using their expertise and experience Simon and Maria have guided us into developing a health and safety system that has achieved CHAS accreditation and given our customers and principle contractor’s confidence in our management of health and safety. They have always been available to offer advice when needed and to provide independent site inspections and audits which are often required by our customers.

"Both Simon and Maria continue to support Chaps Ltd and have become an important, integral part of our Health and Safety Management System."



"When reviewing our need for Employment Law Support, a number of companies were shortlisted and Workplace Law were chosen due to the professionalism and advice they provided. Since engaging with them they have proved to be an excellent ‘sounding board’, guide and always at the end of an email or call to give practical, commercially sound advice. The support given for a ‘handed over’ tribunal was second to none and a positive outcome. I’d recommend Workplace Law to any business that was looking for comprehensive, professional and sound employment advice." Caroline Lupton, Anson
"Having the Workplace Law Annual Support Contract in place provides our business with essential on-going day to day HR support in dealing with the wide range of personnel issues we face and in supporting our managers. As well as being legally sound the advice is both pragmatic and commercially focussed with an excellent response rate provided to our enquiries. All the HR Consultants in the team are approachable, professional and extremely capable in helping us work through the many diverse challenges we face to ensure that people are treated lawfully and fairly. The support ranges from day to day email and telephone advice to excellent consultancy service for more complex issues. We hope to be able to continue with this partnership well into the future and would have no hesitation in recommending the HR support that Workplace Law are able to provide to other businesses." Gill Baglin, Brewers
"We were very pleased with the way Workplace Law carried out our fire risk assessments in the College and hostels. They worked very closely with us throughout the process and produced a comprehensive set of risk assessments that met our requirements perfectly." Bob Smith, Magdalene College
"The proactive stance taken by Workplace Law CDM-C’s on our projects has created a positive attitude to problem solving between the design, delivery and client teams. In many cases our clients are introduced to the CDM regulations for the first time as ‘lay clients’ and need a high degree of hand holding to stay with the spirit and letter of the law. This could lead to costly delays in the works. This has proved not to be the case and all our key objectives are met." Mark Myers, The Harmsen Group
"On the whole I have attended many courses and undertaken a variety of qualifications over the years and this course has been by far the most valuable to me in terms of the knowledge, confidence and enhancement to my working capability and therefore fantastic value for money. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this course to anyone looking to develop their operational HR skills or for managers having to deal with front line people matters." Jennifer Caswell, Great Yarmouth Port Company
"I really want to thank Workplace Law for the fantastic work you have done on our highly complex project. I know it was not easy to gather all the sensitive information from so many people. Myself and the MD have read the report and are both delighted with the clear and easy to understand way the whole report is laid out. The recommendations were spot on and it certainly helped clarify the issues. I am sure we will be calling on your services again." Thank you. Karen Todd, ACS International Schools

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